Bigfork Crash Kills 1

A local Bigfork man was killed Friday in a single-vehicle crash. Representatives with the Montana Highway Patrol said the crash occurred shortly before 9 p.m. Friday night at the intersection of Highway 35 and Highway 83.

Trooper Eric Thoreson of the Montana Highway Patrol said the crash victim, Timothy Snyder, 57, lost control of his vehicle, a 1994 Chevy Camaro, before driving off road and then head-on into a tree. Synder was traveling north along Highway 35 at the time of the crash when he drifted off the side of the road, overcompensated, and then spun out as he crossed the opposing lane of the highway. The Camaro then drove through a barbed wire fence before crashing into the tree.

Investigators with the Flathead County Sheriff’s office do not think Snyder was wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash and may have been under the influence of alcohol.

The crash is currently being investigated by the Montana Highway Patrol.

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